Process Development Associate

STEMCELL Technologies

STEMCELL Technologies

Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Thursday, August 10, 2023

Job Description Summary

Are you looking to use your critical thinking skills to solve complex problems at the interface of organic chemistry, material science, and chemical engineering? Grow your biotechnology career as a Process Development Associate at STEMCELL Technologies, Canada's largest biotechnology company!

As a Process Development Associate, you will assist in the development and scale-up of processes at the frontier of nanoparticle synthesis and bioconjugation to develop safe and scalable multi-step processes to support STEMCELL Technologies' current and future business. You will work in a dynamic and collaborative team which deals with multiple competing priorities, steers efficiently through prioritization challenges, and has a learning and growth mindset.

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with development batch work aimed at increasing product and process knowledge and defining operation ranges

  • Operate laboratory, pilot and production scale equipment such as reactors, pumps, heat exchangers, and filtration systems (e.g. tangential flow filtration, TFF) with high attention to detail and accurate batch record keeping

  • Provide assistance in all essential product maintenance and continuity activities, encompassing batch work, supporting investigations, and documentation.

  • Assist in preparing well-written project proposals, technical reports, standard operating procedures (SOPs), and product development documents for review.

  • Analyze data and perform calculations independently, identify abnormal or unexpected trends, and present experimental results at data meetings to clearly communicate conclusions and future plan

Knowledge and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or a related scientific field

  • Experience with nanoparticle synthesis and characterization techniques is desirable

  • Experience with aseptic processing, as well as operating reactors and tangential flow filtration systems, is considered an asset

  • Experience working in a regulated production environment (i.e. pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, cannabis) is considered an asset

  • Good problem-solving skills with a systematic analytical approach

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STEMCELL Technologies is a privately-owned biotechnology company based in Vancouver that helps power leading-edge life science research around the world. Scientists performing stem cell, immunology, cancer, regenerative medicine and cellular therapy research are among those who rely on our cell culture media, cell separation products, instruments, ancillary reagents and contract assay services. We create novel, useful, standardized products of unfailing quality and deliver them to more than 70 countries via our many regional offices plus distribution centres in Vancouver, Seattle, Grenoble and Singapore. Driven by our love of science and our passion for quality, we see ourselves simply as “Scientists Helping Scientists” – standing by our customers to provide outstanding products, technical support and training. We have over 1000 science-oriented employees globally, including 250 PhDs/MScs, with most others holding a BSc or engineering degree. STEMCELL is proud to be the largest Biotechnology employer in Canada.

This is an opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a science-oriented, creative, and dynamic environment. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and meaningful career development opportunities.

STEMCELL is well recognized for exceptional leadership and business practices. We are one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies and operate an ISO 14001-certified environmental management system to measure and reduce our environmental impact.

As an equal opportunity employer, STEMCELL is dedicated to ensuring that every employee feels safe, valued, and respected for who they are. We know that scientific progress and innovation occur when diverse, creative minds come together and we are committed to nurturing a culture of inclusivity and belonging. STEMCELL enforces a zero-tolerance policy for any form of discrimination. Selection decisions are solely based on job-related factors.

NOTE: STEMCELL’s vaccination policy requires that all candidates for this role be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including boosters), as currently recommended or required by local health authorities and public health orders, unless an exemption from this policy is approved through our accommodation request process.

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